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Old 02-17-2013, 03:48 PM
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351C 2v 71 Torino build

This might be redundent but here we go:
I bought a 71 Torino a couple years back, got it looking nice, put on a couple bolt on parts, fine. But its still an old tired dog. So now Im thinking of testing my hand at engine building. Any and all help would be great.

Id like to keep the cost down and use as many parts that I've already purchased as possible which means Id like to keep it a 2v. Plus the torq is decent in a 2v.

Here's what I got:
C4 Trans
Hooker headers 3" into a 3" exhaust dumped right before the rear axel.
RPM Air Gap intake
Edelbrock Thunder series 650cfm
Im fairly certain it has the 9" rearend but Im not home to double check at the moment

The plan is to build an engine and keep the current engine in and then do a swap.

So far I know Id like throw on a pair of the aussie closed heads, and to keep cost down, probably the cast iron ones. Likely have it bored 30 over. Absolutely max money Id like to spend is $4000 to $5000 for everything including any stall converters, OD's, or changing the gear ratio.

What would you do?

Desired use is never taking it to a track, but maybe from one light to the next and being very fast. The car is only a weekend driver at best. I live in a high altitude (4,500 ft).

I appreciate any responses. Thanks guys!

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here are some sites that have a lot of info on the cleveland that may help you:

Cleveland Forever's Home Page

Mustangsandmore.com - The Online home for Ford lovers

good luck with your project
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4500 feet? tuning problems galore
consider turbo charging and fuel injection.Both items work well at different altitudes.
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You say in your post you would like it to be fast light to light, but you also stated you wanted to keep it 2V. A 2 barrel carb is not going to compete well in stoplight races. You are simply limiting your power. Get a decent 4 barrel VS and it should be fine. Otherwise you are limiting what cam you can use heads etc. A 2V will not keep up with demands of modern cylinder heads that flow well. Otherwise just freshen up the old motor, keep the 2V and call it a day
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You say in your post you would like it to be fast light to light, but you also stated you wanted to keep it 2V. A 2 barrel carb is not going to compete well in stoplight races. You are simply limiting your power. Get a decent 4 barrel VS and it should be fine. Otherwise you are limiting what cam you can use heads etc. A 2V will not keep up with demands of modern cylinder heads that flow well. Otherwise just freshen up the old motor, keep the 2V and call it a day
He's talking about 2V cleveland heads versus 4V cleveland heads, not a 2 barrel carb versus a 4 barrel carb.
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